Chile Verde Soup (slow cooker or stove!) | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Slow Cooker Chile Verde Soup

Chile Verde Soup you can make in the slow cooker or on the stove! Such an easy and delicious soup. My family rates it 10/10! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 ribs celery , chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup salsa verde like the herdez brand
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 14.5 ounce can northern white beans , drained and rinsed
  • 11 ounce can corn , drained
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado , peeled, seeded and chopped

Instructions

FOR THE SLOW COOKER:

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and celery and saute for 2 minutes. 
  • Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add them to the slow cooker. 
  • Add cumin, chili powder, salsa verde, chicken broth, beans, and corn. 
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 2-3 hours. 
  • Shred chicken and return to the pot along with the cilantro. Serve with cheese and avocado on top.

FOR THE STOVE TOP:

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. 
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Cook chicken for several minutes on both sides, turning once, until cooked through. 
  • Remove to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes before shredding it with a fork.
  • Add chopped onion and celery to the pan and saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add chicken and veggies to a large pot. 
  • Add cumin, chili powder, salsa verde, chicken broth, white beans, corn and cilantro. 
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes more. Serve with cheese and avocado on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 967mg | Potassium: 1011mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 3.6mg